i just came back from austin texas, i was visiting my brother in law. he has a x large egg he bought 3 years ago. because of him i got a large egg last oct. i cooked on his a couple of times while i was there. the first cook was steaks, the second was spatchcock chickens. the different things i noticed was his got up to temp faster than my large using the same startup i was surprised how quick. i keep my airways very clear he didnt touch his. i use wicked weekend warrior he uses royal oak. also he never gets those flash backs no matter how hot his fire is, i tried showing him by opening it quicker just a big role of smoke came out.i even closed it down and lifted it. my eyebrows would be gone on my egg. his gasket is perfect so theres no air leak, any thoughts? i think im gonna try the royal oak next, start there..